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We know people are the key to our success.

That’s why we strive to create an engaging, diverse and inspiring workplace. We value each individual’s unique background, experiences and approach.

Our workplace is somewhere our people build relationships, share ideas, solve problems and grow. We work together to make sure we have experienced, high-performing teams, allowing us to provide our clients with the best possible outcomes.

 

We focus on high levels of engagement and staff retention, with the following key employee engagement factors:

  • Providing a clear career pathway for employees to progress within the Company (succession planning)
  • Provide learning and development and upskilling opportunities where possible
  • Employee recognition schemes (service awards)
  • Clear lines of communication
  • Offering flexible working arrangements and
  • Encouraging and promoting workforce diversity and equal opportunity

Career Journeys @ AusGroup

Angelo Demarte - Workshop Super - 22 years with AusGroup

 

Angelo Demarte has seen much of the AusGroup evolution. Starting with AusGroup as a boilermaker in 2000 and now a Workshop Superintendent at the Kwinana fabrication and maintenance facility, Angelo is one of AusGroup’s longest serving employees and has his own explanations for the company’s longevity.

“It’s a workplace that’s built around people. We have a real culture of teamwork, and that includes the AusGroup team and our clients, working together. We’re all focused on getting work done safely, on time, and on budget.”

When Angelo started with AusGroup the maintenance and fabrication facilities were small and many of its quality procedures were manual. Now, barcoding, scanning and online quality assurance tools have automated many internal processes, resulting in greater efficiencies, improved safety, and better outcomes for clients.

“We definitely have automated a lot of our processes which has made it easier for us to do our jobs. Our AG Fab program makes our fabrication work much more seamless than it used to be. It all goes towards giving a better quality solution for our clients and gives us the confidence and the knowledge that we can build absolutely anything”.

Angelo also believes that the AusGroup culture of integrity and courage has served it well. “We’re really lucky to have a leadership team that values every staff member equally, regardless of their position. We’re all encouraged to have a voice and sometimes it’s the suggestions and ideas that even our newest staff members have that are the best and that change how we go about things.”

Angelo believes this feeds into the wider AusGroup commitment to the highest safety standards and to its culture of continuous improvement. “We recognise people all the time for the work they do well, and so we’re all focused together on doing the best job we can and on doing things better where we can. I think we’re quite unique in that way.”

Over his 10-year career at AusGroup, Alex has seized every opportunity presented to him in his various roles which has resulted in a solid career progression, from an apprentice Boilermaker at AusGroup’s Kwinana Operations to Business Development Manager at the West Perth offices.

Descended from a long line of boilermakers in his family, he never thought he would make it into a white-collar role.  His skills at boiler making were evident in his apprenticeship when he was chosen to represent WA in the national Weld Skills Competition, with the WA team securing 5th place overall from 16 teams from across Australia.

Alex attributes his success at AusGroup to the mentoring he received from his supervisors when he was an apprentice, including Angelo Demarte, who always encouraged and supported him to strive for personal growth and to stretch himself in his work, regularly giving him the hardest projects or most challenging clients.

These opportunities were presented to Alex regularly in his early days at AusGroup, which meant his skills grew quickly and he was rewarded with Project Engineer and Project Management roles on some of AusGroup’s largest fabrication project, which included leading the fabrication and construction teams on the World’s largest on-rail Reclaimer 3-year construction project.

The diversity of projects and the family environment at AusGroup have been important to Alex thoughout his career journey to date which has recently included securing a Business Development Manager role, based out of the West Perth offices.  In his project management role in Kwinana, Alex thrived on being involved in project execution, from commencing the fabrication and construction, through to seeing it delivered and installed on site.  The BDM role takes that a step further and he is now involved in actually securing that work for the business.

Looking into the future, Alex looks forward to the next stage of his career at AusGroup with his career aspiration set on a further management roles within AusGroup.

He encourages everyone to choose a career with AusGroup because of the opportunities to grow within the business and the supportive team culture that fosters continuous personal development.